Mary Beth Woehrle, founder and CEO of Ignite Center 4 Community (C4C), believes her mental-health program has helped numerous women find hope and improve their well-being.
She has been inspired by seeing many of them go on to lead healthy and productive lives.
“Ignite Center 4 Community is ‘Your Wellness Home,’ extending hope through acceptance, connection and community,” Woehrle says. “We have been blessed to serve women in our community by offering mental, physical and spiritual wellness through the IGNITE.TRANSFORM program. What we have seen over and over again, and learned through our work in IGNITE.TRANSFORM, is that the need extends beyond those in the program to those in our community.”
Woehrle is excited about the future.
“We are blowing the doors wide open and extending hope by offering community mental-health talks and support groups,” she says. “We also have nutrition topics, seminars, physical wellness classes and spiritual development opportunities.”
Woehrle notes that the Ignite C4C team is taking a leap of faith to cast a wider net, and broaden their impact by offering all classes and events on the Ignite C4C schedule through donations. All donations for Ignite C4C support IGNITE.TRANSFORM, a nonprofit that utilizes mental-health counseling, fitness, and the love of God to transform the lives of the women participants.
“We are also partnering with other nonprofits and small businesses to create personalized wellness packages to their staff and leaders,” she says. “We are empowering them to keep themselves well, so they can serve others well. In transforming this building into a Center 4 Community, our hope is that people feel welcome to come and take what they need, regardless of finances, whether that is attending a mental-health talk or Bible study, taking a physical wellness class, renting out the Connection Cafe for your event, or grabbing something from the New 2 You Fitness Boutique.”
Woehrle adds that every community needs a place where everyone can get mentally, physically and spiritually well.
“Ignite Center 4 Community’s impact has been felt by the number of people who have walked through our doors to start or continue on their path to wellness,” she says.
So far, 1,621 people have participated in a physical wellness class.
“We have also had 140 people who have participated in a Mental Health Matters seminar, and 128 people who attended a Spiritual Growth class,” Woehrle says. “We had 35 people attend a Purposeful Wellness event, and 25 people attend a Suicide Prevention course.”
By partnering with Recovery Community and other local nonprofits, they have been providing physical wellness classes for recovery and relapse prevention for LIFEhouse and Transformations Center for Healing.
“We provide personalized nonprofit and business wellness packages for Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County, HAND, and Family Promise of Hamilton County,” Woehrle says. “We empower nonprofits to keep themselves well so they can continue to serve others well.”
Ignite C4C provides small-group therapy for the recovery community and those seeking support for their mental health.
“Some of the comments I have heard from people include things like, ‘I love the community Ignite builds. You get amazing support, motivation and coaching. The hardest part is stepping through the door for the first time, but once you do, you find a place of community,’” Woehrle says. “I absolutely love that we invite people into their wellness journey right where they are, with no financial obstacles that could keep them from being able to improve their wellness physically, mentally and spiritually. All that we offer is like an à la carte menu. You can pick what you want to attend, from a mental-health roundtable to a spin cycle class to a growth study.”
There are also a lot of important discussions.
“There is a lot of talk about the crisis of mental health, the epidemic of obesity and the effect of COVID,” Woehrle says.
Woehrle is always looking for new members.
“Join us for a physical wellness class,” she says. “You can also join us for a Mental Health Matters talk or a Spiritual Growth class.”
Donations for Ignite C4C can be made online at ignitetransform.org.
“You can also become a monthly donor, and remove the financial barrier so everyone in our community can receive services,” Woehrle says. “We want people to become an active member of the Ignite C4C wellness community.”
People can donate per class, or on a monthly basis.
IGNITE.TRANSFORM is located at 698 North 10th Street in Noblesville. Email email@example.com or visit ignitetransform.org for more info.
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